Member Since: 10/12/2010
I loved, loved, loved working with Kristin. From our very first meeting, I knew she was my photographer. I had met with 6 other photographers and didn’t get the feeling that they were right for the job. When Kristin and I met, she was warm, fun, and I knew she had the personality to take charge of my fairly large wedding party. ( 5 Bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen.) Why should you hire Kristin?
My husband and I got a sneak peak while on our honeymoon of the photos set to music. It was only 3 or 4 days after the wedding! I know some brides that are still waiting a few months later to see all of their photos.
She was also so quick to post more photos on face book so that all our friends and family could see our photos. Not only did she share photos on face book but within 2 weeks she gave me a link with password protection to see all of the photos. I usually don’t like many photos of myself but Kristin made me look beautiful every time!
After she posted photos on the website we got a CD copy of our photos of all of the images. This was maybe 3 or 4 weeks after the wedding. She’s so quick I tell you. What I liked about this is you not only got all the photos but she even included a folder called internet. Which the file size are smaller and it takes less time to upload to face book.
Kristin exceeded all my expectations and more and she even had time to send the photos to Style Me Pretty. Now that was exciting!
If you want awesome wedding photos that everyone will talk about, hire Kristin. She’s the best!
Member Since: 10/8/2011
Kristin was amazing which is nothing less than we expected when we asked her to be a part of our big day. Kristin is one of those photographers who spends the 12 hours on her feet the hours driving and the countless efforts before and after the wedding for that one great shot that moment of Magic that will possibly happen she does it out of shear love for her art and that is why anyone else would just be a disappointment it's not a job to her and she treats every wedding as it should be knowing it is the most important day in a couples life and she wants to make it the best!!
Member Since: 8/10/2007
I had to chime in on this review list because it seems like this has been mostly brides so far. As a groom, I have to shout Kristin's praises from the rooftop.
I was pretty nervous to have my pictures taken professionally- but from the minute we met Kristin at the engagement session, I knew that she was going to change my mind. We had so much fun getting to know her and learning how to work the camera :) By the time the wedding rolled around, Kristin felt like a friend and we were all so excited to have her be part of the big day.
Even after the wedding, we didn't want to stop working with Kristin. We did a Mr and Mrs photo shoot in a vineyard for us and captured some of the most stunning images I've ever seen.
Kristin is awesome. Grooms, if you're part of the decision making process, push for KLP. She's fun, approachable, hilarious, creative. You won't be disappointed.
Member Since: 6/13/2011
Kristin is fantastic! Having known her since second grade I was immediately drawn to her when we started looking for photographers. But WOW- I would have chose Kristin no matter whether I knew her or not! The engagement session was fabulous and she someone even got my fiance to naturally smile- which is super difficult. The wedding was this past weekend and we have already seen some of the gorgeous photos she took. She was awesome with her preparation and made sure to get all the shots I requested! She is great with the bridal party, little kids and even our pug during our engagement session. Photos were one of the most important things to me for our wedding, so the value was well worth it. I would recommend her to anyone- no matter what the price!
Member Since: 3/3/2010
My husband and I were very concerned about picking the right photographer, since neither of us are comfortable in front of the camera and having someone photograph your most intimate feelings and the most important day of your life can be very daunting! Add to it that we were planning our wedding from out of state and we had a situation headed for disaster. Enter Kristin. We had a single weekend to meet with and select our photographer, and after meeting with five individuals in all price ranges, were blown away by how comfortable Kristin made us. Our engagement session was only our second time ever meeting with her, and even though her weekends were booked by weddings, she set aside an afternoon to shoot our engagement pictures because we had to travel from out of state. She has the perfect mix between letting you be yourself and just capturing the moment and helping to direct when you’re a little unsure, to make sure the pictures are perfect. She loves crazy ideas, so if you consider any part of your story/wedding/relationship unique (and who doesn’t?!) Kristin is the photographer to capture it. The day of the wedding I forgot she was there, yet she managed to get every picture I wanted, every hug, tear, smile. I even had a newlywed couple comment to me on how lucky we were to have her as our photographer at the wedding before even seeing the pictures. I was blown away by the result and had the edited images so much faster than I ever would have expected. It is obvious that she loves what she does, and I would recommend her to EVERYONE whether you’re getting married in Chicago or Punta Cana! Mike and I are even considering finding a way to have her photograph a maternity and first year sessions when we start our family, even though it would involve flying to Chicago.
Member Since: 7/4/2011
I'm in love with my engagement photos and my weddi posted 6/17/2012
It is impossible not to love Kristin the minute you met her. I live is another state and she accommodated our meeting location by using Video chat. I like her so much from the video chat, I couldn't wait to work with her so we schedule an engagement photo session. We had such a great time getting know each other and learning what works and what doesn't work. I love my engagement photos and you would never believe it was raining and we were out in the rain taking photos at the Botanic garden. She has so much knowledge and her picture just make you feel gorgeous. Not sure how she did it but I got so many great photos to choose from and she really want able to capture every detail is such an artist way. There are so many different views and angles, it amazing. She just really knows how to position you and she has been a real asset to helping me plan my wedding. She has so much knowledge and ideas, and when I needed the help she gave me great suggestions and vendors too. She will be apart out of lives forever until she retires as I can't wait to book her again as soon as I get pregnant or when I have another even. We are planning to take trash the dress photo session soon but since my bridesmaids love their photos we are planning for most of us to trash our dress. She is worth every penny!
Member Since: 7/5/2011
Kristin was recommended to us by a friend and we booked her without any hesitation- and I'm so glad we did! She flew down to our destination wedding where we met in person for the first time. We walked around the resort for 30 minutes and she found the most beautiful locations for the pictures. She made the wedding day pictures incredibly easy and fun (which was difficult because it was really hot that day that be running around taking pictures in a suit and long dress!). Then to make it an even better experience, we received the pictures and a video loop incredibly fast. The pictures are amazing and she was a wonderful, laid back person to work with! I would absolutely recommend Kristin to anyone!
Member Since: 12/25/2010
You can really tell that Kristin really loves what she does. It totally shows in the quality of her photos. Her enthusiasm for her art makes you feel at ease and she really is amazing. I chose her because I appreciated the artistic quality of her photos and I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am at we went with her. She had fantastic ideas and we had a lot of fun with her. I haven't even seen all of our pictures yet and I am already IN LOVE with the few images I've seen. I can't wait to see the rest of our pictures. Anyone who thinks differently of Kristin is crazy. I highly recommend her! I know we have found our photographer for life and can't wait to do family sessions and stuff with her in the future!
Member Since: 6/16/2009
Photography was by the far the most important element of our wedding. PIctures are so important to me, especially on this day. Kristin was INCREDIBLE. She went above and beyond to make our photography experience enjoyable and special...then seeing the pictures, well, it was a dream come true. She captures every moment, takes such beautiful photos...her style is one-of-a-kind. Her editing is impeccable. I look at my engagement and wedding photos and think about how she was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding. CHOOSE her as your photographer - you will be so glad that you did. She has an amazing talent that bride's need to experience.
Member Since: 1/19/2010
Being a professional wedding photographer myself I had the hardest time finding a wedding photographer, as Kristin was booked on my date. After searching high and low I decided to change my wedding date so that Kristin could shoot my wedding, that was the best decision I made! Being a photographer myself I had a vision in my head of what I wanted the photographs to look like and I seriously was blown away how beautiful the images turned out! They turned out better then I ever imagined! I'm SO thankful I decided to change my date to have Kristin be my photographer. She delivered amazing images after the wedding, that I am so happy to have forever! She helped the day flow wonderfully and had a great second shooter to help create more beautiful images. I hands down recommend her to anyway, she is worth every penny! Professional, talented, creative and amazing!
Member Since: 4/29/2013
I LOVE Kristin La Voie Photography. So far we have only had our engagement session but it turned out better than I could have asked for.
Beginning with our initial phone call to our many, many emails to our actual session Kristin has been constantly in contact with us. She is so genuinely interested in everything I've had to ask so far. Throughout our entire engagement session she had my fiance and I cracking up :). We had a blast shooting pictures all around Navy Pier and Olive Park I couldn't have asked for anything better.
Kristin just truly has a passion for photographing couples in love. I'm so happy we chose her for our engagement/wedding pictures. I cannot wait to until our wedding because I am 100% certain our pictures will turn out amazing :).
Member Since: 11/13/2012
Kristen and staff recently shot my Michigan Vineyard wedding and engagement photos. I just received the proofs and they are AMAZING! I can't explain how pleased we are with her services. I would recommend Kristin to anyone and everyone! Couldn't be happier! Thanks for capturing every moment!
Aubree and Dave
Member Since: 3/21/2011
Kristin is absolutely amazing. One of the first things I did when we got engaged was to look at wedding photographers. Photography was one of the most important things to me and something I wanted to book very early on. After looking at tons of photographers websites, we decided to hire her over two years ago for our wedding and engagement photos. She did our engagement photos last year and they were amazing. We got lots of photos back and we loved the all. We received so many compliments on them! I knew we made the perfect choice for our photographer. We were just married on 9/21/13 and although we've only seen her Facebook sneak peek (which we adore) we are sure our photos will be as amazing as our engagement photos. Kristin was fabulous to work with and always helpful, she is a true pro! Kristin is the perfect choice for your wedding photographer. She is also super fast at getting photos up on Facebook and her blog and we love that we got to see our sneak peeks so soon!
Member Since: 6/24/2006
Kristin is the second photographer we booked for our wedding this past August. The first one freaked out and basically canceled on us 3 weeks before the wedding when I expressed some concern about not liking some of the engagement photos. She said my expectations were too high and that what I was asking for was unrealistic.
By some miracle Kristin happened to be available for my date and did not seem at all concerned when I described what I was looking for. I booked her immediately and am so glad that I did! She was professional, fun to work with, and delivers AMAZING photos.
I don't know how else to describe the difference except to say that the photos I got with Kristin are what you see on pinterest and in magazines, the photos I got with the first photographer were just not. I would absolutely recommend her and can't wait to work with her in the future - she also does baby photos!
Member Since: 5/25/2013
Working with Kristin has been an amazing experience thus far!!! Her unique way of capturing special moments during our engagement photo session resulted with jaw dropping images. Kristin's pictures tell a story and her talent speaks for itself. She definitely takes pride in every single picture she takes and her reactions let you hear how much she loves her work! I am beyond excited to see her continue with our wedding day. :)
Member Since: 1/14/2012
Kristin was the first vendor we booked for our wedding. I first saw Kristin's work through a friends engagement pictures and fell in love with what she can do. I was a little nervous when it came to picking a photographer because I HATE pictures of myself. I avoid Facebook posts, have never owned a camera and just do not feel comfortable smiling for pictures. She 100% put me at ease (my fiancee on the other hand seemed to LOVE the camera lol) Our engagement pictures were taken on a day when it was pouring ran and still look absolutely fantastic. We got married this past weekend and she made me feel so comfortable the entire time. She is so sweet and easy going. Her work is breath-taking.
During my planning process when I wasn't sure what I wanted for other areas of the wedding I looked through her pictures on Facebook for inspiration. She is also super responsive to any questions you might have and referred me to some other really good vendors too.
Member Since: 1/12/2011
Kristin is not only an amazing photographer but an awesome person as well. The most important part of my wedding was my choice in photographer so I was just a little picky in choosing the right person. However, I knew immediately after seeing Kristin's photographs and speaking with her that she was the one.
Our engagement photos were planned for a day in late April 2013 since I thought the weather would be cooperative. However, the weather that day was a mixture of snow/rain and overcast. I was mortified that my pictures would come out to be less than perfect. Boy was I wrong! The pictures from that day were nothing short of gorgeous. I had multiple people tell me that my engagement photos were the best photos they had ever seen. Even with horrible weather my photos look like they belong in a magazine.
I remember looking at reviews for photographers and seeing that Kristin La Voie had a perfect score on EVERY bridal site. I couldn’t believe this was possible but after working with Kristin I can safely say these reviews are all true. She puts her heart into every couple and makes you feel like you’re her only (or at least favorite) client. I have no doubt that my wedding photos with Kristin will be everything I could hope for. I believe Kristin is worth every penny for her skill, unique photos, and passion for what she does.
Member Since: 8/27/2011
I don't even know how to start this review - 3,500 words is not enough to describe how amazing Kristin is!! We just got married in June 2013 in Paris, and were lucky enough to snag Kristin for our destination wedding. From the consultation, to the planning, to the day of the wedding and afterwards, we had nothing but the best experience with Kristin. She is kind, understanding, responsible, and, of course, brilliantly talented. Husband and I could not be more over-the-moon with our photos. Friends and family are constantly commenting that we should be in a bridal magazine - and it is all thanks to Kristin's talent! There are so many absolutely stunning photos that I don't even remember seeing her take - she has an eye for all things beautiful, and knows how to find the perfect light, how to frame a shot, and her enthusiasm and incredible energy made the entire day so much fun!!
I was nervous that we would miss important photographs, or that I would look horrible (although this fear was completely unfounded since I had seen Kristin's work before!), but the day of the wedding came and Kristin put me completely at ease. As a bride, you have so much to think about before the wedding, but on the day of the wedding it is so, so important to let everything go and just enjoy the day. I was able to do that thanks in large part to Kristin, who directed everyone without being intrusive. While I was getting ready, she was moving around furniture and making vignettes and taking photos, all without my even having to ask for anything, or feeling rushed or bothered.
We are so happy to have had Kristin as our wedding photographer, and even better to have had her capture our memories in Paris. After the wedding, we received a slideshow of our photos, and shortly after, a USB with all our gorgeous images. There is not one single image that I would not frame - she captured all the important moments, the big ones, the small ones, the ones I would not have even thought of but now am so glad they were captured! Most importantly, she captured our emotion and happiness.
Not all wedding photographers are created equal - and Kristin is far, far above the rest. Her dedication, her passion, and her awesome personality put her way, way, way above the rest. She is a pleasure to work with, and her talent will blow you away. An investment in Kristin La Voie photography will pay dividends each time you look at your photos and smile!
Member Since: 8/28/2013
Kristin and her assistant shot our Aug wedding in Chicago . She is a true gem!! She deserves more than 5 stars.I saw her website some time ago and was so impressed with her skill. She just keeps getting better and better as the years pass.
She was able to get breathtaking shots and we only had about an hour for first look photos, group shots, and couples pictures because of some internal issues with timing, but she ran around with us in the hotel and grant park .She and her assistant worked every angle. We got our photo sneak peek only 3 days after our wedding!!!
Our photos are GORGEOUS, great lighting and very creative. Her specialty seems to be the outdoor nature look or using artificial lights to add a very dramatic or romantic look (as seen in the couture magazines) .
Kristin was a pleasure to work with, she made me and everyone feel relaxed and beautiful. My family and friends cant stop raving about her. She was very professional from the time we booked her to the very end of the night of our wedding day. She was by far my favorite vendor to work with. We are beyond pleased we chose her as our wedding photographer.
We didn't have enough time to take our engagement photos (toddler, and new business) Kristin was very understanding and suggested we take Mr & Mrs photos dressed in our wedding attire in the winter snow ( season we got in engaged ) . I can't wait for another amazing session with Kristin !!
Member Since: 11/11/2012
I cannot express how much I loved Kristin LaVoie Photography, other than picking the groom she was the absolute best decision I made and I was so incredibly lucky to have found her and that she was available. I could go on for two days about how wonderful she is but her pictures really say it all. When your day is over in a blink of an eye, her beautiful pictures live on and capture the magic of the day.
Kristin was in constant communication with me and took the stress of planning a destination wedding away. She was willing to listen to all the shots I wanted but I really knew that I could trust her to do her thing and not to have to worry. She was so much fun to be around and handled so many obstacles including the crazy heat and rocking boat that our reception was on. She is so professional, thoughtful, sweet and fun but above all else she is CRAZY talented!! I feel truly in debt to her for the priceless gift she gave me and I can hang on my wall and look at every day!
Thank you so so much!!
Chicago & Destination Fine Art Wedding Photography
Serving all of Chicagoland and worldwide. We believe in creating a personalized experience for you from the very beginning, until long after your big day has passed. Our award-winning work has been published in nationally acclaimed websites like Style Me Pretty as well as in printed publications.
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011